Monday, March 19

Stories Of the Day: Surf’s Up

Water, water, everywhere…

Keane finds pot of gold for belated St Patrick’s celebration: The LA Galaxy struggled through its first three games in MLS and CONCACAF Champions League, but on Sunday Robbie Keane came alive and threatened all game long. In a match where he could have had several more, he finished with two goals and was part of the build-up in the third as the defending MLS winners, who literally received gems pre-game in the form of championship rings, dominated visiting DC United.

Wave win another MISL title: Speaking of champions, the Milwaukee Wave repeated as title holders in the Major Indoor Soccer League, winning their sixth in franchise history. It was not as easy as one might have expected following Friday’s 14-2 blowout in Game 1. The Baltimore Blast forced overtime on the road in Milwaukee only to come up short of forcing a mini-game with Joe Hammes scoring the 12-10 winner for the Wave.

Rapids roar in Philadelphia: Up a goal but down a man following the second-yellow ejection of Jeff Larentowicz, the Rapids got a stunning strike from Tony Cascio four minutes later to put pressure on the Union. Despite several chances and a Lionard Pajoy tally, the hosts could not make up the two-goal hole in the loss.

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